Tag archives: fraudster

Scams That Prey on Coronavirus Fears
By Patti Teel   |   March 12, 2020

Crooks often use major disasters like fires and floods to exploit people so not surprisingly, scams taking advantage of fears surrounding the coronavirus are popping up. Typically, phishing scams involve sending emails that look like they come from legitimate companies or organizations, such as your bank, utility company or the IRS. The email asks you […]

Recognizing & Avoiding Scams
By Patti Teel   |   February 27, 2020

This week’s Scam Report will focus on Business Email Compromise Scams (BEC), which have tripled in the last three years, resulting in more financial losses than any other fraud type in the U.S. It’s when a fraudster uses a compromised email account to insert himself into a transaction where two parties are exchanging money. The […]